Biography of Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent

Timeline

On 26 Oct 1416 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent was born to John Grey and Constance Holland Countess Norfolk, Countess Nottingham.

On 30 Sep 1440 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent succeeded 4th Baron Grey Ruthyn (1324).

In 1454 George Grey 2nd Earl Kent was born to Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent and Katherine Percy Countess Kent.

Battle of Northampton

On 10 Jul 1460 the Yorkist army led by the future Edward IV King England and including Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury, George Neville Archbishop York, William Neville 1st Earl Kent, Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent, Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham and John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton defeated the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Northampton. Henry VI King England, II King France was captured. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham, John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford, Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont and John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont were killed. Thomas Tresham fought. William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont and William Norreys were knighted. Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland was executed following the battle. .

In 1463 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent was appointed as Lord Treasurer.

On 30 May 1465 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent was created 1st Earl Kent (8C 1465).

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Thomas St Leger, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England, Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland attended.
Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby was appointed as Knight of the Bath.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne
Richard Guildford
Walter Hungerford
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby
John Wingfield
Edward Woodville
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain
Roger Kynaston
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney
William Brandon
James Harrington
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk
John Sacheverell, and
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath.
William Norreys, Gilbert Talbot, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford and John Savage commanded.
Robert Poyntz was knighted.

Richard III King England was killed at Ambion Hill during the Battle of Bosworth. Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby
John Conyers
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley
Richard Fitzhugh 5th Baron Fitzhugh
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln
Humphrey Stafford
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth was captured.
John Babington, William Brandon, James Harrington, John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk, John Sacheverell, William Alington, Robert Mortimer, Robert Brackenbury, Richard Ratclyffe, Richard Bagot and Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley were killed.
William Catesby was executed at Leicester after the battle.
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster held as a hostage by Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth.
Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland betrayed Richard III King England by not committing his forces at the Battle of Bosworth.

On 22 May 1490 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent died.

On 22 May 1490 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent and Katherine Percy Countess Kent were married. Katherine Percy Countess Kent by marriage Earl Kent (8C 1465).

Anne Grey Baroness Grey Wilton was born to Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent and Katherine Percy Countess Kent.

Anthony Grey was born to Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent and Katherine Percy Countess Kent.

Elizabeth Grey was born to Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent and Katherine Percy Countess Kent.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Grey

Maternal Family Tree: Maud Saye

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 8 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 14 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 9 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 2 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 7 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 4 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: John Grey

GrandFather: Reginald Grey 3rd Baron Grey Ruthyn

Great GrandFather: Reginald Grey 2nd Baron Grey Ruthyn

Great Great GrandFather: Roger Grey 1st Baron Grey Ruthyn

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton

Great Great Great GrandMother: Maud Basset Baroness Grey Wilton

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Hastings Baroness Grey Ruthyn

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Hastings 13th Baron Bergavenny, 1st Baron Hastings

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabel Valence Baroness Bergavenny, Baroness Hastings

Great GrandMother: Alianore Strange Baroness Grey Ruthyn

Great Great GrandFather: John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Blackmere

Great Great Great GrandFather: Fulk Strange 1st Baron Strange Blackmere

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Giffard Baroness Strange Blackmere

Great Great GrandMother: Ankaret Boteler Baroness Strange Blackmere

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Boteler 1st Baron Wem and Oversley

Great Great Great GrandMother: Ela Herdeburgh Baroness Wem and Oversley

GrandMother: Margaret Ros Baroness Grey Ruthyn

Great GrandFather: Thomas Ros 4th Baron Ros Helmsley

Great Great GrandFather: William Ros 2nd Baron Ros Helmsley

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley

Great Great Great GrandMother: Maud Vaux

Great Great GrandMother: Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros Helmsley

Great Great Great GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere

Great GrandMother: Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond

Great Great GrandFather: Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford

Great Great Great GrandFather: Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Basset

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Audley Countess Stafford

Great Great Great GrandFather: Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Clare Countess Gloucester

Mother: Constance Holland Countess Norfolk, Countess Nottingham

GrandFather: John Holland 1st Duke Exeter

Great GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent

Great Great GrandFather: Robert Holland 1st Baron Holand

Great Great Great GrandFather: Robert de Holand of Upholland

Great Great GrandMother: Maud Zouche Baroness Holand

Great Great Great GrandFather: Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Segrave

Great GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princess Wales

Great Great GrandFather: Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent

Great Great Great GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Capet Count Blois

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Wake Countess Kent

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Fiennes Baroness Wake Liddell

GrandMother: Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter

Great GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

Great Great GrandFather: Edward III King England

Great Great Great GrandFather: Edward II King England

Great Great Great GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England

Great Great GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Valois Count Zeeland, Count Holland, Count Avesnes, Count Hainault

Great GrandMother: Blanche Plantagenet Duchess Lancaster

Great Great GrandFather: Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster

Great Great Great GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

Great Great GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont Duchess Lancaster

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan

Great Great Great GrandMother: Alice Comyn Baroness Beaumont